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August 2012 Blog Posts (19)

JOIN ONEWORLD'S TV CONVERSATIONS FOR A MORE INFORMED, ENLIGHTENED AND PRODUCTIVE COMMUNITY

JOIN THE CONVERSATIONS AT ONEWORLD ON OUR "21ST CENTURY CONVERSATIONS" TELEVISION PROGRAMS.

HELP TO BUILD MORE SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITIES.

HELP TO BUILD A BETTER MORE PEACEFUL WORLD.



WE CAN BUILD A MORE UNDERSTANDING, PATIENT, FORGIVING
AND SUPPORTIVE WORLD WITH THOUGHTFUL AND INFORMED CONVERSATIONS.



WE CAN LEARN MUCH FROM EACH OTHER-- REGARDLESS OF OUR INDIVIDUAL…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 30, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Seeking in-kind donations, program ads, and sponsorships. Help?

On November 8, 2012, The Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund will recognize the contributions of three local community leaders at our annual Good Egg Celebration.

 

The Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund is a 501(c)3 CDFI (nonprofit, community development financial institution). Want to know more about what CDFIs do? Watch this video: …

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Added by Brianna Gavigan on August 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

"THE WORLD'S 100 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN" According to Forbes Magazine. OneWorld Recognizes Some Who Paved the Way - Trail-Blazers.

THE 100 WOMEN WHO RUN THE WORLD

 (According to Forbes Magazine)

Forbes, Caroline Howard, 08/22/2012

From CEOs and heads of state to early adopter entrepreneurs, celebrity role models, billionaire activists and philanthropists who are healing the world, Forbes ranks the women who matter most.

Editor’s Note: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is included in this…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

ANOTHER REPORT INFORMING US ABOUT HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG MINORITY CHILDREN - WE NEED TO CHANGE THIS

Health Disparities Found Among Black, White and Latino Children 

Los Angeles Times, Anna Gorman, 08/22/2012 



Black and Latino children were more…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 27, 2012 at 2:28am — No Comments

Public Allies Connecticut wants YOU to lead! Get paid to make a difference in New Haven!

Public Allies Connecticut is looking for an emerging nonprofit leader to join our program, starting this September!

Do you know someone who is a strong team player, eager to learn, detail oriented, passionate about social change, and is ready to commit to a 10-month full time service position? If this describes you, or someone you know, please share this info with them and encourage…

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Added by Emily Gallagher on August 24, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Job Announcement - Senior Policy Fellow, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Connecticut Voices for Children is a research-based children’s advocacy organization that works on the state, local, and national level to promote the well-being of Connecticut’s most vulnerable children and youth. Connecticut Voices staff come from a wide range of fields --- law, nursing, social work, demography, public health, education and business – and use a multi-disciplinary approach to work on leading children’s rights issues in the fields of health care, early care,…

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Added by Claire Morduch on August 24, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

NH to Upgrade & Increase Functionality Elm City Resident Card, Interested in Your Input

The City of New Haven is in the process of upgrading and increasing the functionality of its Elm City Resident Card.  The City has contracted with Community Financial Resources, a non-profit that works nationally to develop consumer-friendly banking products for low-to-moderate income households),  to help design an enhanced card that meets the needs of its residents.

 

One of the first steps in this process is to ask for input from local organizations that have first hand…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 23, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

INFAMOUS FUSION DRILL TEAM

WE ARE NEWLY FORMED JR DRILL TEAM AGES 7-12, SRS ARE 13-18.  WE HAVE WON SIX TROPHIES SINCE WE STARTED LAST YEAR.  OUR TEAM IS EXPANDING AT A RAPID RATE AND OUR TEAM DIRECTOR HAS TO TRANSPORT THE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM AND OUR DRUMS TO PRACTICE 3 DAYS PER WEEK.  HER VAN ONLY HOLDS 7 PEOPLE, BUT SHE FILLS IT UP.  SO WE NEED A DONATION OF A GENTLY USED 15 PASSENGER VAN.  WE ARE A NON-PROFIT SO IT WILL BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  CALL 203 346-8455  IF YOU CAN HELP US

Added by SHIRLEY BANKS on August 20, 2012 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Make Monitor Square More Accessible and More Beautiful

 

In our Be The Change project, we will build on what we have accomplished over the last four years in Monitor Square. The first component of our project aims to improve accessibility to Monitor Square. Currently there is only a single entrance to the park, and it is a narrow gap in the railing at Chapel and Winthrop.

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Added by John S. Fitzpatrick on August 17, 2012 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

Artspace seeks artists/designers to submit proposals for two unique installation opportunties during City-Wide Open Studios

In connection with the City-Wide Open Studios alternative space at the New Haven Register (October 20th, 21st), Artspace is offering $1,000 plus materials support to artists/designers selected for two unusual opportunities. 

 

The first opportunity is a chance to create an installation inside of an empty New Haven Register delivery truck. Two of these delivery trucks will be parked directly…

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Added by JP Culligan on August 16, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Audubon CT is seeking citizen scientists (volunteer birdwatchers)

Audubon CT is seeking citizen scientists (volunteer birdwatchers) to participate in surveys of Neotropical migrant songbirds during fall migration, one morning per week from August 20 - October 20, 2012. Volunteers should have strong bird identification skills and at least a basic ability to identify common plants. Our priority sites for the surveys are coastal sites from Greenwich to New London as well as sites in the greater Hartford area, but people interested in conducting the surveys at… Continue

Added by Lee Cruz on August 16, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Executive Director Opportunity - Hartford Preservation Alliance

Dear Friend of Hartford Preservation Alliance,

I am assisting board members from the Hartford Preservation Alliance (HPA) with their executive search.  We have recently launched the search for a passionate and inspiring executive director to lead this organization dedicated to preserving Hartford’s unique architectural heritage and we are spreading the word about this opportunity as widely as possible. 

After seven successful years of sustainability and growth during a…

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Added by Michael Negron on August 14, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Follow up to: Be the change YOU want to see in New Haven: Crowdsourcing, Philanthropy & Getting it Done

Below is the list of ideas shared at "Be the change YOU want to see in New Haven: Crowdsourcing, Philanthropy & Getting it Done." You can also see the ideas posted in the front window at The Grove, 71 Orange St. New Haven.

 

If you offered up an idea at the gathering and do not see your idea on this list, we did not get it. If you did not attend the meeting and one of these ideas interests you, please write to me at …

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 13, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH LOVED ONES ABOUT ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION IS ESSENTIAL TO MAKING DONATION WISHES KNOWN.

The NH Register Story about Bryan Donahue's book – On Borrowed Time – How I Built a Life While Beating Death - is a wonderful accounting of what is possible with organ donation.

We are happy for this family and pleased that they are sharing their story. While not many living people can easily donate a piece of liver or a kidney, with consistent and committed education efforts cadaver donation can be increased…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 12, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Help New Haven & Hamden Students to Stand Out as Peer Mediators

Please check out this Indiegogo Campaign to get hoodies for the peer mediators in New Haven Schools.  Currently, we have trained peer mediators in:

ESUMS (Both Middle and HS)

Hill Central Music Academy

New Haven Academy

Edgewood Magnet School

East Rock Global Magnet School

The Sound School

Troupe School

This coming fall we will be training…

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Added by Joe Brummer on August 9, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Attn: cooks\bakers who want to be money makers

You a great cook\baker but not making money because you don't have Commercial Kitchen. Solution New Haven Kitchen. 

Meetings for New Haven's Kitchen

Our first step in creating the kitchen is to hold meetings over the next two weeks. If you…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 6, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Executive Director - Hartford Habitat

I am assisting board members from the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity (Hartford Habitat) with their executive search.  We have recently launched the search for a passionate and inspiring executive director to lead the local affiliate for this internationally recognized organization, and we are spreading the word about this opportunity as widely as possible. 

After five successful years defined by growth in a…
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Added by Michael Negron on August 3, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

IF YOU WERE ASKED TO MAKE THE CASE FOR LAWS THAT IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH, HOW WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

AT A TIME OF TIGHT BUDGETS, SHORT-SIGHTED POLITICAL AND FISCAL LEADERS EVEN HERE IN OUR BLUE STATE, MAKING AND IMPLEMENTING LAWS THAT REALLY IMPROVE ACCESS TO AND EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS A REAL CHALLENGE. FORTUNATELY, ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE ARE INNOVATIVE IDEAS BEING PUT FORWARD AND WORKED ON AND AVAILABLE TO ALL TO LEARN.

WHAT IS OUR PLAN IN CT, AND ARE OUR LEGISLATURE AND THE GOVERNOR REALLY ON…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 2, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

HEALTH CARE REFORM IN ACTION: HOW WILL HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES IMPROVE QUALITY?

HEALTH CARE REFORM IN ACTION:  How Will Health Insurance Exchanges Improve Quality?



Health insurance exchanges aren’t just an opportunity to expand access to health insurance. They also offer states a number of options to drive quality improvement and delivery system reform.  

 Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 2, 2012 at 2:17am — No Comments

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When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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